Highstrength-Hybrid-Hydroform

Project: Research

Project Details

Description

Achieving the lightest and strongest vehicle body through a technological approach that is also commercially viable and advantageous is a fundamental challenge. PAB Coventry Ltd, a leading supplier to all main UK heritage brands of vehicles, have teamed up with Advanced Forming Research Centre, the leading metal forming experts in the UK, to pioneer an approach based on hydroforming of tailored blanks. The project will harness advanced metal forming modelling techniques to test feasibility of a hybrid approach combining hydroforming and tailored blanks to create an ultra-lightweight component for an iconic, but affordable, super-light niche vehicle of the future.
Short titleHHH
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/01/2131/03/21